Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Ap"peel" of Lemons

Did you receive your online summer issue of "Souvenir"?  Heather Bullard & Co. really outdid themselves in this issue.  It was filled with wonderful summer recipes and crafts.


With my lemon tree in full bloom, I didn't waste any time incorporating some of Souvenir's "what to do with lemons" ideas into a birthday basket for a friend.


I used the French lemonade recipe on Page 4 and filled a jar of fresh squeezed lemonade.


 I also printed out and tucked in Souvenir's Page 7, which gives tips on different ways to use lemon and included lots of lemons from my tree so she could try out some of the tips.  
My two favorite lemon tips from the list were:
REFRESH CUTTING BOARDS
Because of lemon’s low pH, it has antibacterial
properties that make is a good choice for
refreshing cutting boards. After proper
disinfecting give the surface a rub with a
halved lemon, let sit for a few minutes, and rinse

KEEP BROWN SUGAR SOFT
 If your brown sugar most often turns into brick
sugar, try adding some lemon peel (with
traces of pulp and pith removed) to help
keep it moist and easy to use.

And what better way to use lemons than in a lemon drop martini.  
So I included a bottle of Citron Vodka.



Next week  I plan to make the Souvenir's Meyer Lemon Bundt cake and the summer salad!
If you're not receiving your free copy of the Souvenir Gazette,
just go to Heather's blog and click on the Souvenir link and sign up.

http://heatherbullard.typepad.com/heather_bullard_collectio/



2 comments:

  1. Hi Rose, Love this post and what a beautiful gift basket! Thanks for sharing Souvenir Gazette info. Love it...can't wait to hear about the Lemon Bundt Cake!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    xo
    Debbie

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  2. What a neat summer gift idea!
    Take Care,
    Jackie

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